Biological Sciences

ISCAST patron, Prof. Graeme Clark, wins another prestigious international award, the Shambaugh Prize

Press release from The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital congratulates Professor Graeme Clark, AC who was recently announced as the joint winner of the prestigious Shambaugh Prize.

One of the most highly respected science prizes in the world, the Shambaugh Prize recognizes a remarkable work in the field of Otology and related basic research.

Professor Clark is the first Australian to have been awarded the prize.

Want to live longer? Consider the ethics

"Life extension – using science to slow or halt human aging so that people live far longer than they do naturally – may one day be possible.

"Big business is taking this possibility seriously. In 2013 Google founded a company called Calico to develop life extension methods, and Silicon Valley billionaires Jeff Bezos and Peter Thiel have invested in Unity Biotechnology, which has a market cap of US$700 million. Unity Biotechnology focuses mainly on preventing age-related diseases, but its research could lead to methods for slowing or preventing aging itself.

Evolution Wars

Sociologist Tom Aechtner on why complexity is better than conflict and how we change our minds.

Tom Aechtner was a speaker at this year's COSAC and Dr Natasha Moore (from the Centre for Public Christianity) recorded this interview with him there.  In the interview, Tom tackles the vital and very current problem of, "...mass persuasion, why we believe and disbelieve things and how we can get past pointing fingers and yelling at each other." 

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